Call for Papers (no. 10/11 – 2011)
Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence
Organized by – ZlatkaTimenova-Valtcheva
Co-organized by – Luís Cláudio Ribeiro
Western societies, as defined by Greco-Roman philosophy and logocentrism, have traditionally considered fullness and emptiness, absence and presence, sound (in acoustics and verbal expression) and silence as in opposition and therefore mutually exclusive. However, with Judaic-Christian thought emerges the relationship between word and silence through the image of the "Spirit of God", and after St. Augustine,the human/divine language dichotomy.